Weak moments: JK Rowling may give in to temptation and write an eighth Harry Potter book.
Wow, the latest news is that JK Rowling might be convinced to write an eighth Harry Potter book, especially in response to her 14-year-old daughter, Jessica’s, urging.
“If — and it’s a big if — I ever write an eighth book, I doubt that Harry would be the central character. I feel I’ve already told his story,” said Rowling. “But these are big ifs. Let’s give it ten years.”
The book, if Rowling writes it, could be a prequel, possibly telling the story of Harry’s father and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
According to reports, Rowling is currently working on an adult novel and a “political fairy tale”.
The Harry Potter series sold more than 330 million copies worldwide and the latest book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, sold 573,845 copies on the first day after it was released in July, breaking the previous sales record of 350,396.
Not only that, but the five movies are doing extremely well, too. The first five movies have earned $5.42 billion around the world and two more Harry films are slated to be released during the next three years.
Herald Sun (quotes).